Apple Turnovers

Decorating our home and sharing that journey with you is one of my absolute favorite things to write about on the blog, but I still enjoy cooking and baking so much and miss coming up with recipes that my family loves and I think you will love as well. This year I’ve made it a goal to share more recipe posts on the blog again because as much as we adore looking at pretty spaces, we all have to cook for our families everyday, and I want to start sharing more of my favorite yummy recipes to make your job a little bit easier!

I’ve been going back through some of my earliest posts from over five years ago and decided to bring back some recipes that deserve a little extra spotlight since they were so good the first time around, and I only had about three followers back then to see the recipe originally… lol! These apple turnovers are the tastiest little pastries that are perfect for a sweet breakfast or even dessert. I use frozen puff pastry sheets to make them quickly and easily, and the homemade apple cinnamon filling is absolutely to die for. They bake up nice and puffy and golden in the oven and get a drizzle of vanilla glaze over the top for a little extra sweetness. I think you are going to love these!

Delicious apple turnovers with a flaky pastry crust, apple cinnamon filling, and sweet vanilla glaze [Read more…]


Honey Nut Rugelach

Christmas decorations are going up all around the farmhouse, and even though we haven’t quite made it to Thanksgiving yet, I can’t help looking forward to baking Christmas cookies and watching our favorite Christmas movies and helping the kiddos make their lists for Santa. I just love this time of year, and I want to enjoy it as long as I can!

Every Christmas I always make sugar cookie cut-outs with this fail-proof recipe, and then I’ll bake a few other types of cookies like my snowball cookies, molasses cookies¬†or frosted sugar cookie bars. This year I wanted to try something a little different, and I settled on a recipe for Honey Nut Rugelach, which are the most tender, flaky little pastries wrapped with a sweet honey walnut filling and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar on top. They are so delicious and make the perfect, little holiday cookies!

I think what I love about them the most is they remind me of an old family recipe with the flavors of honey and walnut, and it’s such a comforting smell when they’re baking up in the oven. This rugelach recipe takes a little more preparation and effort, but I promise you the end result will be very much worth it! Crunchy and sweet… tender and soft… and absolutely delicious!

Tender, flaky pastries wrapped with a delicious honey nut filling and sprinkled with a hint of cinnamon sugar on top! These tasty treats are perfect for the holidays or any time of year! [Read more…]


Maple Glazed Pumpkin Hand Pies

It’s really starting to feel like fall around here lately, and I am so enjoying the cooler weather and fall decor that is slowly creeping into the farmhouse. I’m craving pumpkin everything right now (tis the season), so I thought it would be the perfect time to share my recipe for these amazing Maple Glazed Pumpkin Hand Pies! These adorable little mini pies have a cinnamon infused pumpkin filling wrapped inside deliciously flaky pie crust and are topped with a sweet maple glaze. Trust me when I saw you will not be able to eat just one! They are the perfect little fall snack or treat and rumor has it they are delicious with your morning coffee too… but you didn’t hear that from me. ūüėČ

Maple Glazed Pumpkin Hand Pies - Adorable mini pies with cinnamon infused pumpkin filling wrapped in flaky pie crust and topped with a sweet maple glaze! [Read more…]


Apple Upside Down Spice Cake

It’s hard to believe that summer is already slipping away, and I’m starting to look forward to cooler weather and decorating the farmhouse for fall. It seems like as soon as we get that first chilly morning, I’m craving pumpkin and apple desserts and wanting to bust out my chunky sweaters and boots. I’m sure I say this about every season, but fall is one that I really look forward to!

I haven’t quite convinced myself that it’s okay to start pulling out my pumpkins and plaid pillows to decorate the house with yet, but I DID find myself in the kitchen the other day whipping up one of my favorite easy fall treats, Apple Upside Down Spice Cake. It is such a simple recipe and has all the best flavors of fall, so I thought I’d share it with you today to kick off your holiday baking season!

This super easy spice cake topped with delicious buttery brown sugar apples is the perfect fall treat!This super easy spice cake topped with delicious buttery brown sugar apples is the perfect fall treat! [Read more…]


Snowball Cookies

Sponsored by Gordmans // I have a special treat for you today, my friends! I know¬†that I post a lot more home stuff than I do recipes here anymore, but I couldn’t let this holiday season go by without sharing¬†these buttery, delicious, melt-in-your-mouth Snowball Cookies with you!

These Snowball Cookies are melt-in-your-mouth delicious and so easy to make! [Read more…]


Farmhouse Christmas Kitchen + Gingerbread Bundt Cake

The other day I was working on decorating our kitchen a little bit for the holidays, and I realized that this time last year we were still living with our old kitchen and just about to completely tear everything down almost to the studs. It feels like forever since we were living through that month long renovation with construction dust everywhere and eating microwave dinners more times than I want to count, but it is such an amazing feeling to have this beautiful space now, especially around the holidays.

I’ve been doing a ton¬†of baking in here lately, and I have an amazing Gingerbread Bundt Cake recipe that I want to share with you today. It is so simple to whip up¬†and makes a beautiful centerpiece for your holiday table with very little effort! But first, let’s take a little tour around the kitchen…

A beautiful farmhouse kitchen decorated for the holidays! [Read more…]


Chocolate Chip Turtle Cookies

There’s nothing better than the smell of freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies coming out of the oven, but these soft and chewy cookies are made extra delicious with the addition of caramel bits and pecans!

Soft, chewy chocolate chip cookies baked with caramel bits and pecans inside! Get the recipe at LoveGrowsWild.comSoft, chewy chocolate chip cookies baked with caramel bits and pecans inside! Get the recipe at LoveGrowsWild.comSoft, chewy chocolate chip cookies baked with caramel bits and pecans inside! Get the recipe at LoveGrowsWild.com

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